Well, did you notice that it doesn’t say “almost” in the title anymore? We actually did it – Art Every Day!!!!
Admittedly, one day we’d been on motorcycles all day, and I was just WHIPPED, and knew I wouldn’t have the energy to do anything, so I pulled out a pencil and a piece of paper, and drew (OK, scribbled) a truly pathetic Hawaiian Doughnut. I didn’t even save it, it was crumpled up and thrown away, but I put pencil to paper; I was so determined to actually make it through the whole time we were there.
I could NOT have done this without Jen’s enthusiasm. There were days when I would have just read on the beach, but she’d pull out her art stuff, and I simply got on with it as well. Naturally, once I started drawing I was totally into it.
She is absolutely fearless. We were chatting with an amazing artist in a gallery in Kona, and were thinking about taking some private lessons with him. When we left I said “Yikes, he’s sooooooo good, I’m way too intimidated to actually take a two-on-one class with him”. Jen just looks at me like I’m nuts, and says “Why? What’s the big deal?” Oh. OK, then! What was I thinking?
We never got around to it, but maybe next time we’re there……….
This has been the most creative and artistically productive I have ever been, ever ever ever. Thank you Jen!!!
Here are our last entries in the Arting-With-Jen series (calling anything a series makes it sound waaaaaaaaay more meaningful, eh?)
Jen’s – I’m not sure if she did this from a photo (I think so), but she used mostly Watercolor Pencils, which are more difficult to paint with than actual wc paint.
I learned so much this past month, but the main thing I learned is just pick up your pencil and get started!
Thanks again to everyone who sends comments; It’s heartening to know someone’s actually out there reading this and looking at our stuff……………